Beauty Therapy | Cavan Institute Further Education Provider

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Beauty Therapy

Friday, 10 March 2017

Beauty Therapy

Course Code: CI061BY Year 1, CI061BY Year 2
Course Level: 5 and 6
QQI Award Letters: 5M3471 Year 1, 6M3479 Year 2
Course Certification:
ITEC International Therapy Examinations Council
CIBTAC - Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
CIDESCO - Comite International d’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie
Course Duration: 2 Years

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Beauty Therapy
Beauty Therapy

Course Description
Working with Dermologica, Decleor and Yonka products, students gain exceptional experience in this dynamic industry. This course is very intensive and a high level of commitment is essential. Work experience in beauty therapy is an integral part of the course. Students are required to both carry out and receive all treatments as part of the practical training. 

Progressing from year 1 to year 2, students will advance their professional skills further and add to their existing qualifications. CIDESCO is the highest and most recognised qualification worldwide. Cavan Institute has been a registered CIDESCO school for 20 years.  Students actively participate in the Salon on campus and gain experience practicing treatments and developing existing skills to salon standard.

Course Content - Year 1
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Electrical Epilation
  • Skin care, eye treatments and make-up
  • Manicure, pedicure and waxing
  • Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
  • Work experience
  • Facial electrical machines

Course Content - Year 2
  • Work experience - There may be an opportunity to complete work placement abroad as part of the Erasmus Programme. 
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microdermabrasion and laser IPL (Students can only advance to this subject on achieving a pass in their QQI Electrical Epilation in first year)
  • Nail technology
  • Body electrical machines
  • Body massage and figure analysis

Optional workshops in year 2:
  • Advanced waxing
  • Nail art
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Spray tan
  • Product demonstrations
  • Hot stones
  • Eyebrow threading
Career Opportunities
Students who successfully complete this course may obtain positions as beauty therapists in beauty salons, hotel and destination spas, health farms, and in the leisure industry, sales representatives and trainers for beauty products. Graduates of this course have the necessary qualifications to start their own business. The Internationally recognised diplomas that Cavan Institute offer, provides a career passport for the more adventurous students who wish to see the world, excellent job opportunities are also available on Cruise Liners.

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements. Progression to year 2 is dependent upon successful completion of year 1 and satisfactory attendance during year 1.

Additional Requirements
Students must meet all the necessary criteria as stipulated by the international examination bodies, these include completion of required course hours and specific project work.
Students on the course must purchase their uniform and professional work kits.
All examination and kit fees are payable prior to course commencement.
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